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It’s Time to Leave San Francisco

That’s it. The Kevin Roose article in the <i>New York Times</i> did it for you. It’s time to leave San Francisco. It’s time to leave Silicon Valley. The Bay …

Google is using AI to create stunning landscape photos using Street View imagery

Google’s AI photo editor tricked even professional photographers<p>Google’s latest artificial intelligence experiment is taking in Street View imagery from Google Maps and transforming it into professional-grade photography through post-processing — all without a human touch. Hui Fang, a software …

Lecture on Beginner's Mind

Beginner's mind is Zen practice in action. It is the mind that is innocent of preconceptions and expectations, judgements and prejudices. Beginner's …

Meditation

Former Y Combinator Partner Garry Tan on What Too Many Startups Get Wrong

In 2008, Garry Tan co-founded blogging platform Posterous, a Tumblr competitor that allowed its users to post content via email. The company raised …

Startups

Vinod Khosla: You don’t need a CEO, You Need a Founder to Lead & Innovate

Written by Andrew Broadbent on Startup Grind<p>“No board,” with only a few hours of exposure to a company every 6 weeks, “is qualified to make any …

Amar'e Stoudemire to Hapoel Jerusalem: Latest Contract Details, Reaction

Link to Media<p>Amar'e Stoudemire isn't finished with professional basketball after all. The former All-Star forward announced Monday that he has agreed to a contract with Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem, after announcing his retirement from the NBA.<p>David Pick first reported the deal Sunday before …

Basketball

I'm Spending My Summer Vacation In A Monastery

<i>By Gigi Falk, Duke student</i><p>At 4:30 a.m. I awake to the sound of my alarm. My weariness dissipates as I walk to the meditation hall, cool English air permeating my cotton pants and t-shirt. Crossed-legged with a small brown book in hand, I join in fifteen minutes of Buddhist chants before the ringing …

End of Cycle?

One sign that technology markets often exhibit at the tail end of a cycle is a fast diversification of the types of startups getting funded. For …

Innovation

Beauty of space: spectacular Australian photographs of the universe

From the hidden colours of the moon to Bonnie Doon, and Tarantula Nebula to Saturn, these spectacular images of the universe are the finalists in the 2016 CWAS ‘David Malin’ awards. The annual competition, which celebrates the best astronomy images taken by Australian photographers, is part of …

Universe

Pokémon Go has an estimated 7.5M U.S. downloads, $1.6M in daily revenue

Pokémon Go is off to a big start in the U.S., but just how big? The company hasn’t yet revealed any official numbers, but we have estimates to provide an idea of the scope of downloads and revenue the mobile game is generating.<p>App analytics company SensorTower used its predictive model of the App …

Google Play

What Our NBA Projections Got Right (And Wrong) Last Season

CARMELO is back! As my colleague Nate Silver detailed Thursday, we’re issuing our second set of NBA player career forecasts; you can find the latest …

The Mathematics of Machine Learning

(This article was first published on <b>R – Data Science Africa</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p><i>This post was first published on my Linkedin page</i> …

Dwyane Wade ad in today's Miami Herald

Introducing HyperDev

One more thing…It’s been awhile since we launched a whole new product at Fog Creek Software (the last one was Trello, and that’s doing pretty well). …

Google Docs

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

Laguna Miscanti, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Applying TF-IDF algorithm in practice

In this post I am going to share my experience with categorizing unstructured data in URLs. I ended up applying TF-IDF algorithm to solve the problem …

15 Python Libraries for Data Science

If you’ve read our introduction to Python, you already know that it’s one of the most widely used programming languages today, celebrated for its …

Cavaliers join list of the most dramatic championship-round comebacks

When we take what the Cleveland Cavaliers did to win the NBA Finals and put it in historical perspective, we find that it ranks very well on the list …

New tool brings personalized medicine closer - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists from EPFL and ETHZ have developed a powerful tool for exploring and determining the inherent biological differences between individuals, …

LinkedIn Open-Sources Spark-Based Machine Learning Library

LinkedIn continues its strategy of developing hot technology and open-sourcing it, this time a machine learning library for Spark called Photon ML.

Machine Learning

7 Beautiful Temples In Asia for Spiritual Detoxification

There are many beautiful and ancient temples in Asia. Most of the world’s mainstream religions and beliefs were started in this continent. A number …

Asia Travel

Math Matters - Emmanuel Candès

Leo Tolstoy, Shortly Before His Death, on Love, Reason, Human Nature, and What Gives Meaning to Our Lives

“Reason and love define the demands of human nature… The demands of reason and love must not be subordinated to the demands of habit.”<p>Some of humanity’s most celebrated writers have championed the benefits of keeping a diary, but none have reaped those more ravenously than <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, …

Airbnb’s Secret Tool For Designing For Every Person On The Planet

Airshots allows Airbnb’s designers to see and test how their app works on every device, on every platform, in every language.<p>Designing an app like Airbnb’s might not seem very complex. A dozen screens, maybe more, maybe less. But that’s just in English. Airbnb’s app also has to support 20 …

Thoughts About Self-Confidence

<i>I shared this with a group of product managers at Facebook. A few suggested it might be worth sharing publicly, so here you go:</i><p>The topic of …

Buddhism and Science Agree: There is No Consistent Self

It's rare that science and religion see eye to eye on anything, but Buddhism and neuroscience both say there is no "you" or "me."<p>Neuroscience and …

Buddhism

This $40,000 Robotic Exoskeleton Lets the Paralyzed Walk - MIT Technology Review

Paralyzed from the waist down after a BMX accident, Steven Sanchez rolled into SuitX’s Berkeley, California, office in a wheelchair. A half-hour …

Google’s AI just cracked the game that supposedly no computer could beat

Computers have slowly started to encroach on activities we previously believed only the brilliantly sophisticated human brain could handle. IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat Grand Master Garry Kasparov at chess in 1997, and in 2011 IBM’s Watson beat former human winners at the quiz game <i>Jeopardy.</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless reflection on presence over productivity — a timely antidote to the central anxiety of our productivity-obsessed age. Indeed, my own New Year’s resolution has been to stop measuring my days by degree …